recs!!

Mar. 30th, 2011 09:47 pm
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Holy hotness, people. Have you had a gander at Daily Deviant lately? The past few days have brought us some amazing collaborations!! So, have some recs, all m/m this time, all pornypornporn.

So, first there was Seeing Is Believing by [personal profile] sdk and [personal profile] torino10154. Here we have Harry/Draco AND Al/Scorpius, with lots of filthy sex and very wrong voyeurism. It is a quick and dirty 1800 words. You will not be sorry.

And then there was Rampaging Dragons and Libidinous Books: A Beginners Guide to Mastering Sex and Discovering Hidden Desires by [personal profile] r_grayjoy and art (omg, LOTS of fabulous art) by [profile] someoldcat, and now we have Severus/Sirius in school, but not hate sex and not unrealistically schmoopy – somehow they pulled this off. There is a great variety of sexual activity here, but also so much story. These two are quite a team!!!

And as if THAT wasn't enough, there is H/D by [personal profile] snegurochka_lee and [profile] ericahpfa!!! Interoffice Communication -- here, for your pleasure, is magical sexting, UST, that culminates deliciously, totally recognizable Harry and Draco all grown-up. There is a lot of story here too, with Lee's fabulously tight and vibrant writing, and Erica's stunning artwork, with a kiss you can feel and hair you can run your fingers through.

And now I notice that there is a Bill/Neville, with some Severus/Harry by [personal profile] alisanne and [personal profile] unbroken_halo with art by [personal profile] vividzephyr. Stop. Things are required of me!

And soon, we will have some [community profile] hp_nextgen_fest recs, because there is some fabulous stuff over there too and that is what I meant to post next!

Okay, must work on [community profile] rs_remix now. :)
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I got Teddy/Scorpius over at Daily Deviant's Kinky Kristmas!! You should read this because it's my gift and it's lovely, but you should also check out the masterlist and read and view some of the amazing fic and art over there. It was a fantastic fest and [personal profile] r_grayjoy does such a fabulous job running it.

Title: On the Short Walk Home
Characters/Pairings: Teddy/Scorpius
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Included: Rimming, kissing
Other Warnings: Cluelessness on Scorpius's part?
Word Count: ~5000
Summary/Description: Christmas Eve, and all is not well in the new Potter/Malfoy household. But a walk home changes things for one Scorpius Malfoy.

And the author gave me Harry/Draco as a background pairing! They are a new couple and all lovey with each other and insisting that their kids join them for Christmas – much to Scorpius' chagrin. He's miserable. Enter Teddy Lupin, suave older man, upon whom Scorpius has had a crush since he was 14. :D It starts as a super-sexy one-off with his long-time crush (or so Scorpius assumes) and develops into, well you'll see. Sweet, sexy, hot, and tender. Give it a try and leave my gifter some love!
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As usual, [community profile] hp_beholder has some amazing stuff. As usual, I am behind on reading and commenting and rec'ing, but here are some I have particularly enjoyed so far:


Title: Swings and roundabouts
Rating: PG
Pairings: Dudley/OC, Petunia/OC
Word Count: 1,980
Summary: In which Dudley finds, and loses, and rediscovers love, and Petunia hopes he'll find himself.

A very easy to read, nicely written story with great flow and pacing. The pairing works so well—don't let the OC frighten you off. Petunia was really well portrayed. And the author throws in a couple of lines that let you know that this more likeable Dudley is still completely Dudley.


Title: The rest of the mornings in the world
Rating: R
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Cornelius Fudge
Word Count: ~5,500
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Horace finds an opportunity to repay a favour to an old friend.

The exploration of Slughorn's character is brilliant. The author looks at his feelings about how the war(s) went and his role and how it might affect him after in a way I hadn't thought of. The friendship between Horace and Cornelius builds and changes for reasons I won't mention for spoiling it, but it is lovely and poignant. A beautifully done story.


Title: Zinnia and Honeysuckle
Rating: R-ish
Pairings: Hooch/Sprout // Hooch/Neville (if you squint)
Word Count: ~1,200
Warnings: Featured Character Death.
Summary: Muggle plants bloom out of season in the wizarding world. They flourish and wither at the whim of magical energies, a barometer of wizard emotions.

This one is just so pretty. There are several lovely vignettes—a little melancholy, a little sweet. It is very easy on the eyes and beautifully written.


Title: A Small Touch of Luck
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Severus Snape/Filius Flitwick
Word Count: ~8,800
Warnings: a gratuitous "wand" joke
Summary: After the war, Severus finds himself dealing with excessively apologetic former colleagues, struggling through a difficult recovery from his injuries, and holed up inside Hogwarts in order to avoid the Ministry. Strangely, Filius is somehow making it almost enjoyable.

This features an utterly charming, wise, wonderful Flitwick and an IC, snarky, but daring to hope for something different in life Snape. The author takes time to develop their relationship gently and beautifully and it is romantic and funny without being soppy.
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If you haven't been reading at [community profile] hp_nextgen_fest, well you should. It has been a very fun fest to watch and participate in, and the mods have done a wonderful job. There's a huge variety of lengths, genres, and pairings of stories. Like Scorpius/Rose? There's plenty of that. Teddy/James? Lily/Rose? Yup, those too. Lorcan and Lysander even makes some appearances. Rose seems to get a lot of action. I seriously would recommend spending some time there, just click on anything that strikes your fancy, or even randomly. I have definitely enjoyed some things that were somewhat unexpected for me. Here are a few of my favourites. For these recs, I assure you I liked the whole fic (you probably know that since I am rec'ing them), but I picked them to rec because one something made each of them stand out to me.


Title: Why Hiding a Relationship With Your Enemy Never Works
Pairing(s): Rose/Scorpius
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Language, mentions of sex, and a tiny background mention of James/Teddy
Summary: History really does have the strangest tendency of repeating itself. Hopefully with better results.
Word Count: 3855

I loved this one because of the richness of all the characters. We have a foul-mouthed Lily who is a fiercely loyal friend to Rose. Albus, Hugo, Lily, James, and Rose are all very close and share there deepest secrets. Except for the one secret Rose only shared with Lily. And Scorpius, who is his father's son. This has so much in it for its number of words—and I enjoyed every one of them.


Title: In Which Three Is Also Company
Pairing(s): Established James/Teddy, James/Teddy/Scorpius threesome.
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Explicit sex
Summary: In search of celebration, Scorpius Malfoy finds, very possibly, the night of his life.
Word Count: 15k

Omg, so, so hot. Obviously that stood out. What I really loved here was the unique take on the threesome dynamic. Scorpius is fabulous. Great characterization of him. He wants to celebrate and he's lucky enough to meet a lovely couple, James and Teddy. James and Teddy are a comfortable, loving couple and somehow the author manages to make the threesome good for all of them—Scorpius is not a third wheel, nor is there any awkwardness or jealousy between James and Teddy. Really, read this—if you like that sort of thing. ;)


Title: Click
Pairings: James/(other males), Teddy/James, Albus/Scorpius
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Rimming, spanking
Summary: The first time was an honest to goodness mistake. The second time, Albus had his camera and a plan.
Word Count: 6300

Also smokin' hot, but what stood out to me in this one was the plot. It is creative and fresh and not something that felt familiar as I was reading it—you know what I mean. Even sometimes very good fics have a feeling of, "Oh I read one like this, only it was Hagrid/Giant Squid." This fic made me smile and surprised me. It was a quick read with a wonderful James, a very naughty Albus, and a sexy as hell Teddy. And there's a cool twist at the end. You won't be sorry if you give it a try.

If you care enough to read something all the way through or enjoy some art, don't forget to let the author or artist know.

I am super excited because our [profile] game_is_on challenge starts tomorrow and four brave souls have agreed to do it with me. Fic must happen tonight, as in right now—a special little project that was [profile] gryffindor_j's brilliant idea, will be revealed in a few days, and that makes me happy. :)

Hope you all had a good weekend, flist!
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I have gifts!!! Three of them and they are all fabulous and you should run right over and check them out and leave my lovely anon gifters lots of love!

The fic:

From [profile] hp_yule_balls, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back; Shag, Rinse, Repeat. NC-17, Teddy/James
Summary: Teddy truly wanted James to be happy, but it was another thing entirely when achieving that happiness meant losing him. Teddy huffed silently to himself. As if I ever really had him in the first place.
Warnings: Light bondage, rimming, side Harry/Draco (implied)
Word Count: 24,400

Is that not a fantastic title? It is perfect for the story as well. This is essentially a sweet love story. There is some plottiness and adventure, smutty goodness, and great supporting characters. Not the cliche portrayal of Harry and Ginny and their kids. The love story builds around James and Teddy not getting how the other feels about him, waiting for the other to say--there is a delicious misunderstanding where they are both idiots. Long and lovely, it sucked me in, made my heart clench and made me smile. Go read and enjoy!


The arts:

At Daily Deviant's Kinky Kristmas, O My King, Hard R, Teddy/James

I, er, apparently left very similar prompts here and at yule_balls, because I have received two sweet, slightly kinky Teddy/James gifts. I am NOT complaining.

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Stunningly romantic and sexy. They are about to kiss and you can feel (and see a hint of...) their anticipation. The colors are so beautiful. In my mind, James is absolutley smitten and you can see it on his face. Guh. I don't even know what else to say. Go and see for yourself.


At [community profile] hd_holidays, If Only In My Dreams (You'll Be Home For Christmas), Soft R, Harry/Draco, with side Hermione/Ron

A comic!!!! An adorable, sweet, 30 panel Christmas story with a pining Harry. I love a pining Harry. :) Ron and Hermione are wonderful best friends to Harry and totally in character. The art is in a very clean, comic style with great expressions and movement. So easy to look at. I found myself reacting more to the story because the art is so seamless. Harry has been an idiot, and Draco walks in and presents him the chance to stop being an idiot. It will only take you a couple of minutes to read and look at it, but if you are like me, you will read it several times at once!!


And another thing! [personal profile] blacksquirrel created a podfic of my [community profile] bigbangblackout story Grow In The Openings for the podbang at [personal profile] amplification. I was so blown away that she would want to use my fic for her gift to someone else at a fest. She was lovely and gracious through the entire process. Go and give a listen and leave her some love as well.

So tell me, have I made out this year or WHAT??

Some Recs!

Nov. 6th, 2009 08:14 am
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I so meant to do this before the reveal. Really I did. Better late than never, right?

When I have been stuck on the many things I am writing, I have been reading some at [community profile] bigbangblackout (yes, there are many fabulous stories there I've yet to read properly), reading some fantastic stuff at [profile] hd_career_fair, and have come across a couple of great things at [community profile] ownficfest. Hmm, maybe there is a pattern here that could tell me why I'm not getting my own writing done.

Anyway, some recs:

Light as Iron, Singed as Pearl by [personal profile] snegurochka_lee, NC-17.

I think this was the first thing I read at this fest and, OMG, what a way to begin. I love this fic. Draco is the owner of an elite BDSM club. Harry is the Ministry's post-war Reconciliation and Reconstruction Commissioner. This means that Draco gets to call Harry Commissioner throughout the fic, which is ridiculously hot. I would characterize the interactions between Harry and Draco as D/s not BDSM, and the exploration of that dynamic is absolutely brilliant—subtle, interesting, and totally sexy. The description of the emotions and needs of both characters is really compelling. The final, scorchingly hot, sex scene explores what D/s means in a non-stereotypical way that I loved so, so much. There is also a fabulous OC named Phoebe, on whom I have a giant crush. I clicked on this not meaning to read something right then, just looking, mmm-hmmm, but once I started, I had NO choice but to finish it.

Go read this, really do. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Small Blessings, by [personal profile] oldenuf2nb, R.

After the war, Harry opens an orphanage with the help of a surprising friend. When he adopts an infant left on his doorstep, he has no idea what fate has in store for him.

This is such a lovely story. The summary tells you what Harry does. Draco is the designer of an elite line of men's lounge wear. This means there are lots of pretty descriptions of him… He had been the playboy of the wizarding world, estranged from his family. He returns to England and has no idea what fate has in store for him, either. This is sweet and schmoopy, but not without substance. The building attraction between Harry and Draco is completely delicious and both characters are believable as more mature, slightly mellowed versions of their teen selves. There are some great OCs in this as well, and a wonderful Pansy.

If you are in the mood for a suck-you-in, romantic story, this is for you.

When the Clocks Stopped, by [personal profile] vaysh11, NC-17

When the clocks stop the past gets its chance to catch up.

This is a creative, fast-paced story. Harry is a member of a Curse Breaker team—lead by Sirius Black! Draco is a renowned Arithmancy expert who has made some important discoveries about time. I can't do the complexity and creativity of the plot justice. It is exciting and intricate. The physicists and science-and-time-space-continuum-minded people on the flist will have to suspend your disbelief. The author acknowledges that the science is made up. The UST between Harry and Draco is fabulous, as is the get together. An interesting, different kind of a read.

*warning for sadness at the end*

There are others on my list to rec and to read, so more later. The masterlist for this fest is incredible and I don't think you could go wrong by just looking through it and clicking on anything that catches your eye.

Don't forget to leave the authors/artists some love.

p.s. I will be in need of a beta for a 5k fic later this weekend. It is with someone for content now, but I would love someone for a second look and SPAG. Anyone available and willing? I would be so thankful. :)
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Hiya everyone. I've been scarce around these parts lately because of the busy, busy, busy. Also have been trying to get a little more sleep--thought I might improve my brain function.

[personal profile] magnetic_pole wrote me an absolutely lovely ficlet. It is Remus and Sirius for the prompt, "friendship." It is subtle and sweet and gentle and totally captures the dynamic of them communicating perfectly with each other through basically just knowing and caring about each other so well. Go and read it and leave her a comment. It is called Do You Remember Alan Mackenzie

I am slowly, very slowly, reading the [community profile] bigbangblackout stories. There are so many wonderful ones there. Don't forget to go and check out the archive. There is such a variety and people worked so very hard. I have had a sum total of about an hour to read over the last week, so have failed at making much headway through the list!


Oooh, did I mention that I was invited to join Daily Deviant? How cool (and sort of terrifying) is that?? That means I have added two to the fic deadlines about which I am currently fretting. It also means that it has become a good thing that two of my upcoming assignments will not be porn. I'll need to save up.

And finally, [profile] elizassecret:

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